Grass Grows in the Icebox, curated by recent MFA graduate and Lecturer I Nathan Byrne (MFA ‘21), opens at Soft Projects in Ypsilanti on September 23. An opening reception will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The collaborative exhibition features Stamps faculty and alums, and addresses pressing environmental issues.
Grass Grows in the Icebox is grounded in an exploration of the intricate relationship between eco-art and absurdity. It brings together a diverse group of artists who address environmental concerns while infusing a sense of jest into their work, resulting in a collection that ranges from the subtly humorous to the outright irreverent.
Phase One Exhibition:
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 23, 2:00 p.m. — 6:00 p.m. Features a multi-media performance by Jacklyn Brickman, Kelsey Paschich, & Kevin Abbott at 2:30, 3:30, and 4:30 p.m.
Special screening of moving-image works: Friday, October 13, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Closing Reception: Saturday, October 21, 2:00 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Phase Two Exhibition:
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 28, 2:00 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Closing Reception: Saturday, December 9, 2:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Please email Nate Byrne to arrange additional viewing by appointment.
Featured Artists (Phase One):
Featured Artists (Phase Two):
306 W. Cross St.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Visitors are encouraged to find street parking nearby and enter from W. Cross St. through the gate.